Murrieta pedestrian, 22, killed while crossing Winchester Road in Temecula
UPDATED: Sunday, Dec. 19, 1:55 p.m., With release of Coroner’s information.
Originally Published: Sunday, Dec. 19, 11:09 p.m.
TEMECULA, Calif., — Authorities say a pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a busy Temecula roadway early Saturday morning, Dec. 18.
The victim was crossing Winchester Road west of Margarita Road near the Promenade Mall and was not using a designated crosswalk when the fatal collision occurred, according to officials.
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Deputies from the Southwest Sheriff’s Station, Cal Fire – Riverside, and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene around 4 a.m. after receiving reports of a major injury traffic collision involving a pedestrian, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Joey Sinz later reported.
When officials arrived they found a critically injured pedestrian down in the roadway and also located the involved driver, who remained at the scene and was cooperating with the sheriff’s investigation.
Despite life-saving efforts, the pedestrian succumbed to their injuries and passed away.
The Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has since identified the victim as Alandre Kent, 22, of Murrieta, as the man killed in the collision. A Coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased at 4:09 a.m.
Accident investigators from the Southwest Sheriff’s Station responded to the location and assumed the investigation.
While Sinz said it was not believed alcohol and/or drug intoxication played a role in this collision, the sheriff’s investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to call Deputy Melback at the Southwest Sheriff’s Station at (951) 696-3000 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (951) 776-1099. Callers can refer to incident file number TE213520023 and can remain anonymous.
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